David Biespiel, President

David Biespiel

David Biespiel

President of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters

David Biespiel (pronounced buy-speel) founded the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters in 1999 as an independent writing and creativity studio in Portland's historic Hawthorne district. He is a poet, literary critic, columnist, and contributing writer at The Rumpus, PartisanAmerican Poetry ReviewPolitico, New RepublicSlate, Poetry, and The New York Times, among other publications. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently Charming Gardeners and The Book of Men and Women, which was chosen one of the Best Books of the Year by the Poetry Foundation. His books of prose include The Education of a Young PoetA Long High Whistle, and Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces. He has received two Oregon Book Awards, in poetry and general nonfiction. Editor of the Everyman's Library edition of Poems of the American South, he is the recipient of Lannan, National Endowment for the Arts, and Stegner fellowships.

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